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    Default Osmiroid copperplate nibs

    I'm searching for nibs and pens I can use for Spencerian and English rounhand. Dip pens can be nice, but aren't very portable. I was thinking of modifying a new affordable pen, but I know too little of nib standards, sizes and compatiblities. I found this add for Osmiroid copperplate nibs, and I guess they only fit some Osmiroid models, and can possibly be modified to go with other brands? Vintage is fun, but can end up involving a lot of fuzz, diy repairs and searching for parts.

    On the other hand, I have already ordered a couple of vintage pens and are waiting for them to arrive any day now. They are rather randomly chosen, but have aimed for a bit of flex in the nib. I'm sure I will like them, but I have yet to try if they are up to Spencerian elaborations, the part where you press lightly on the nib for the down stroke.

    How do you go about practicing a neat Spencerian script with a fountain pen these days?
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    Default Re: Osmiroid copperplate nibs

    Osmiroid italic and copperplate nibs, if bought as a unit (nib, feed, housing), can be fitted to vintage Esterbrook pens (J, SJ, Dollar). That's what I used to do with mine. Only have the italics now, and I really should look for a suitable Estie.

    BTW, the copperplate nibs are not, in my opinion, sufficiently flexible for that kind of writing, but are not bad for unornamented Spencerian and similar scripts.

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    Default Re: Osmiroid copperplate nibs

    Thanks for the tip. I'm still searching for that fine point flexible nib pen. I found a previous thread on the subject, and I'm still reading up on it :- )

    So far I have a couple of copper dip nibs, very fine point with just enough flex for the purpose. They feel different from a fountain pen and are mostly for a set up at home.

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